Good call @Mindysan33 you linked me because I said emergency legislation was passed today in Ireland to allow the caretaker government to do stuff many other places have the power to do already: force business closure. After passing it the upper house seems to have agreed it is no longer valid and will not be able to pass any more legislation until a new government is formed. By the nature of the election results this will have to be some form of unity govt. The two biggest parties who have held power since the foundation of the states have now allied but still don’t have the numbers. They need a left party. None of them are inclined to join because Sinn Fein, the largest left wing party, and the largest vote in the election, won’t be accepted by the two right wing parties. They know they will be eaten alive in government.
I think we need an actual unity government with sinn Fein also included. It’s not a unity government without and it is a constitutional crisis.
Stay safe all. Hope this works.